Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians, library media specialists, information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the hottest emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual reality/augmented reality, 3D printing, wearable technologies, and the role of libraries.
- Covers innovative insights on how these emerging technologies can be used in all types libraries and resource centers.
- Discusses how to get key stakeholders on board before implementing emerging technologies, including a checklist to complete before presenting your technology proposal to senior management.
- Brings unique perspective for assisting people who will be displaced by these emerging technologies.
- Identifies resources for keeping abreast and building expertise with the emerging technology topic at the end of every chapter.
- Contains tips on how professionals can forge strategic relationships to collaborate on emerging technology projects such as preparing students for STEM and STEAM careers.
- Discusses how professionals can use and teach these emerging technologies to others in their libraries and resource centers.
- Poses engaging questions for further discussion after each chapter.
- Includes a comprehensive glossary at the end of each chapter.
- Artificial Intelligence: AI is Nearby
- Robotics: Robots to the Rescue
- Is It a Bird, Is it a Plane: It's a Drone Flying Your Way
- Driverless Vehicles: Pick Me Up at the .
- Information Seeking with Big Data: Not Just the Facts
- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: What is Your Reality?
- If You Print It, They Will They Come: 3D Printing in Your Library
- Wearable Technologies from A to Z: In and Out of Your Library
- How to Get Stakeholder Buy-In for Implementing Emerging Technologies in Your Library
- Keeping Abreast of these Emerging Technologies
Ida Arlene Joiner currently serves as the Librarian at the Universal Academy in Texas. Previously, she was the Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and was formerly a Project Management Consultant for several companies such as PNC, PPG, Tucker Arensberg and others where she saved them thousands of dollars in technical costs. Ida has developed proposals and presented them to get shareholders on board for implementing content management, learning management, website conversion, and other technology-related projects. She is a doctoral student in Texas Wesleyan University's Curriculum and Instruction program. She holds her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA degree in Business Management from Chatham University. She holds several appointments in the American Library Association (ALA) including Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and the International Relations Roundtable (IRRT). Her research focuses on emerging technologies such as drones, robotics, driverless vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, and their use in libraries and education.